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India is Embracing a ‘Net Security Provider’ Role in the Indian Ocean Region
International Affairs | Indian Ocean | Maritime Security Mar 11, 2024

India is Embracing a ‘Net Security Provider’ Role in the Indian Ocean Region

New infrastructure built by India in Mauritius demonstrates New Delhi’s commitment to cementing its security presence in the IOR. ...

Once Again, Concerns Arise About China-Pakistan WMD Nexus
International Affairs Mar 11, 2024

Once Again, Concerns Arise About China-Pakistan WMD Nexus

Indian customs officials reportedly intercepted a Malta-flagged merchant ship carrying a computer numerical control machine en route from China to Pakistan. ...

Pursuit of an inclusive and equitable healthcare system
Healthcare Mar 08, 2024

Pursuit of an inclusive and equitable healthcare system

As part of this effort, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) launched a report, Health Equity and Inclusion in Action, which seeks to examine the ways different health initiatives in six countries across Asia and Africa are exploring to address this complex problem. The report, created ...

Mauritius deepens India’s naval reach
International Affairs | Maritime Security | Maritime Infrastructure Mar 08, 2024

Mauritius deepens India’s naval reach

With Maldives veering towards China, Mauritius is emerging as a decisive factor in ensuring India’s dominance in the Indian Ocean Region ...

Empowering women through supportive policy
Gender | GENDER ISSUES Mar 07, 2024

Empowering women through supportive policy

Although strides have been made in women's empowerment, unpaid care work still tends to be undervalued and overlooked in mainstream economics ...

India’s clean energy transition needs strong women
Energy | Gender | GENDER ISSUES | Climate Change Mar 07, 2024

India’s clean energy transition needs strong women

Increasing women’s participation in the skilled labour force has enormous potential for India’s sustainable transition towards clean energy ...

Breaking banks, building dreams: A case for women’s savings in India
Gender | GENDER ISSUES Mar 07, 2024

Breaking banks, building dreams: A case for women’s savings in India

India is seeing a shift towards greater financial inclusion and women's empowerment. Policies supporting this trend can create a more equitable financial landscape. ...

Old women: The “hidden workforce” and not at all dependent
Gender | GENDER ISSUES Mar 07, 2024

Old women: The “hidden workforce” and not at all dependent

Despite being labelled as dependents, older women, especially from low-income households, contribute significantly through unpaid and paid work, without any recognition ...

Democracy as an impetus for empowerment: Dissecting the women’s representation dilemma
Gender | GENDER ISSUES Mar 07, 2024

Democracy as an impetus for empowerment: Dissecting the women’s representation dilemma

Despite the rise in women's participation and representation in politics in recent decades, further sustained efforts to remove the persisting structural barriers need to be made ...

Walk the talk: Prioritise SDG 5 to advance Agenda 2030
Gender Mar 07, 2024

Walk the talk: Prioritise SDG 5 to advance Agenda 2030

The connections between SDG 5 and other goals underscore the imperative of attaining gender equality as both a moral obligation and a strategic investment in our collective future ...

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Prasad Ashok Thakur

Prasad Ashok Thakur

Prasad Ashok Thakur is a CIMO scholar and has authored a book and several articles published with The World Bank Asian Development Bank Institute United Nations Government of India etc. His work in digital-agriculture clean energy public finance international relations ...

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Labanya Prakash Jena

Labanya Prakash Jena is the Head, Centre for Sustainable Finance, Climate Policy Initiative India. Before this, he was working as the Regional Climate Finance Adviser Indo-Pacific Region at the Commonwealth Secretariat. ...

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